Though fanciful liberties are taken with American espionage during WW II, O.S.S. (standing for Office of Strategic Services, the precursor to the CIA) offers a Ladd vehicle packed with suspense and excitement. The film opens by following a group of volunteers through spy school, including
Ladd, a former public relations executive, sculptress Fitzgerald, railroad equipment salesman Beddoe, and hockey player Benedict. Fitzgerald has the benefit of having spent many years in France while working with her art. When completing their training, the new members are parachuted into France
with the assignment of destroying the Corbett Mallon tunnel, along the main artery of ...